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Best trails in Salmon National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Salmon National Forest, Idaho? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, views trails, wild flowers trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Salmon National Forest ranging from 2.2 to 23.6 miles and from 4,416 to 9,865 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Goldbug (Elk Bend) Hot Springs
Salmon National Forest
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
This is a short but challenging hike to a beautiful hot springs. The first part of the hike is on private property, so please be quiet and considerate so that the owners will continue to allow access.Show more
#2 - Mount Borah Trail
Salmon National Forest
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 6 h 29 m
Stand on the roof of Idaho! This is the highest peak in the Lost River Range of Idaho as well as the State's highpoint. The standard route to the top of this 12,662 ft peak is the Southwest Ridge frShow more
#3 - Ship Island Lake Trail
Salmon National Forest
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Length: 20.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
Well known, large beautiful lake deep in the Bighorn Crags Ship Island Lake, the largest lake in the Crags area is a popular destination due in part to the great scenery on the way to and from and beShow more
#4 - Harbor Lake and Wilson Lake
Salmon National Forest
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Length: 13.5 mi • Est. 8 h 11 m
A nice hike in the Big Horn Crags area of the Frank Church Wilderness to two beautiful lakes high in a cirque. The hike follows the main access to the Crags area as far as Cathedral rock, then followShow more
#5 - Meadow Lake to the Lemhi Divide
Salmon National Forest
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
The Meadow Lake trail starts at the campground. It wanders up through the trees crossing a creek 2 times. It then takes you to this little moraine pond. From the pond the trail goes around and over thShow more
#6 - Buck and Bear Valley Lakes
Salmon National Forest
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 5 h 36 m
Buck and Bear Valley Lakes is a 9.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Leadore, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.Show more
#7 - Henry Creek Loop
Salmon National Forest
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
Henry Creek Loop is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Salmon, Idaho that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain bikiShow more
#8 - Everson Lake
Salmon National Forest
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
The trail goes though a forest to a beautiful lake. There is a few logs across it which makes it a little more difficult. Early in the season count with snow and more difficult creek crossing. The trShow more
#9 - Wagonhammer - Elk Trail Loop
Salmon National Forest
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Length: 14.7 mi • Est. 7 h 53 m
Singletrack loop with a moderate climb, some tough sidehill, and a steep downhill.Show more
#10 - Gant Ridge Trail
Salmon National Forest
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Length: 21.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
Gant Ridge Trail is a 21.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Shoup, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activityShow more
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